The Greeting

Monday, March 11, 2019

Good morning, Berkshire County.  Last night around dinnertime, I momentarily thought windgusts were pushing me around on Route 116 in Savoy. Nope. It was black ice. I hope none of you wrecked. 

Today marks the second day of Daylight Saving Time. I responded with my usual vigor: I hit the snooze button and waited for my cat Fergus to begin scratching the door and yowling for his morning food. It's one of the worst sounds in the world. 

In dog news (no offense, Ferg), Pittsfield is moving forward with its plans for a dog park. This story will likely wreak havoc on our Facebook page, as defenders and revilers of pit bulls cry freedom. The latest bone of contention: dog waste.

In Richard E. Neal news, we bring you a quadruple-sized story package on our representative in the U.S. House; he's now in charge of the Ways and Means Committee, which holds one of the purse strings of the national budget. 

In news of the future, residents of Pittsfield this week can expect the City Council to tackle Mayor Linda Tyer's plan to give homeowners zero-interest loans for exterior renovations, solar development regulations and a bag ban that stumped councilors during the previous meeting.

In gun news, two people have been arrested in connection with a weekend shooting in which no one was hurt; one of the suspects is a juvenile. 

And please do check out these other Eagle news and feature stories:

57 DEGREES OF SEPARATION: Good news on the weather front, as temperatures are expected to climb to 57 degrees on Friday. 

GREEN TRADE-OFF: A California firm wants to clear-cut a hillside between Route 20 and Goose Pond to make way for a 5-megawatt solar array.

STEEEEE-RIKE!: The union that represents Stop & Shop workers voted to OK a strike on Sunday.

A RESPECT FOR ART AND CULTURE: Students in Northern Berkshire are getting to experience and appreciate other cultures through art at the county's museums.

Very best,

Noah Hoffenberg,
Berkshire Eagle online editor

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